GOTHIC & LOLITA BIBLE VOL: 1

Posted On June - 17 - 2008
  RELEASED BY:   TOKYOPOP UK
  AUTHOR / ART:  

JODI BRYSON AND JENNA WINTERBERG

  FORMAT:   WESTERN / COLOR
  PAGES:   128
  RATING:   T
  RELEASE DATE:   02/02/2008
  REVIEW DATE:   06/17/2008
  REVIEWED BY:   SANDRA SCHOLES



This art book is created from the original Japanese version of it, having enough photographs, art and information for any type of Lolita, Gothic, Pirate, Sweet or Punk. There is no room for disappointment here – all needs are catered to in this first volume extravaganza detailing the origins of the gothic and Lolita craze that is sweeping the east and now the west. There is a lot of mentioning of brand name clothing and jewellery for all types of Lolita anyone can think of, all complete with frills, bows, lace, socks and boots.

Featured brands include Naoto Blood, Black Peace Now and Atelier Boz. But the most astonishing brand is that of punk icon designer Vivienne Westwood. Tips on making your own clothing and an insert of patterns for making your own accessories is at the beginning of the book and useful to any budding Lolita, from a wolf hat, bunny-ear cape, cat ears, Alice head band and an Alice tote bag will continue the hours of enjoyment.

This book is not short of stars either as visual Kei band members Rame and Jui are featured, as are Hakuei and O-Jiro of Penicillin, Nana Kitade, and renowned musician Mana of band Moix Dix Mois, formerly of Malice Mizer.
There is a mince article in there for readers to send in their photographs and artwork for inclusion in the pages of each issue, making it a packed book for fans and new to the genre types.

And if that was not enough, there is extra art, interactive parts and a special bonus manga.


IN SUMMARY:
Superb, this is an essential buy for any Lolita's bookshelf!

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